rlgk (18844) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - DEC 21, 2012
Bottle at Mikkeller Bar, Copenhagen. Pitch black beer with a small but quite lasting brownish head. Malty roasted aroma, caramel, dark chocolate, cocoa powder, earthy, oaky, contacting notes, licorice, tar, figs, raisins, dades, whiskey notes, peat, vinous, earthy notes, dry hops, bitter but still with a lot of focus on the sweet parts from the original Verdoemenis. Malty chocolate flavor, caramel, soot peat, earthy, licorice, vinous notes, hops, raisins, figs, dades, pine, woody, oak, smoked notes, peat, dades, alcohol is very well hidden, body remains huge from first to last sip. Roasted chocolate finish, coffee, earthy, raisins, hoppy bitterness, licorice and some caramel. One of the best beers I have had the honor of tasting. Archibaldo de la Cruz (1120) - FINLAND - NOV 27, 2012
Bottle. Black color with a small tan head. Roasted malt in the aroma with notes of coffee, dark chocolate and some alcohol. Flavor is sweet roasted malt, dark chocolate, coffee, alcohol and some hops. Quite smooth and full-bodied. Bittersweet finish. haukur (2112) - Kópavogur, ICELAND - NOV 8, 2012
UPDATED: FEB 23, 2017 Massive massive aroma of vinegar, ply wood, oak, cognac, some whisky and also some attic funk. At first its quite acidic, but then a bomb hits you, PERFECT balance, the cognac shines but it balances so well with the beer. This is just amazing. Long long finish. A beer that is hard to make without going over the top. Jesus!! Best imperial stout I have had! Thanks Martinus!! Furseth (2165) - Kungälv, SWEDEN - NOV 7, 2012
Bottle @ Monks in Stockholm! Ar the label it stands # 14/11-2011: LoFi (1756) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - SEP 9, 2012
Black colour, with a nice creamy brown head. Aroma dominates of vanilla, caramelly, dark Choclate,coffee,alcy, raisins, some woody nes in the ned was there to. Flavor had a nice smouth mouth feeling of caramellynes mixed with vanilla and raisins, alcynes was there to, but had a nice balanced effeckt, fruity and citrus was there to. Big body, long mixed finish of chocolate and coffee. Well done!
UPDATED: MAY 23, 2013 Sampled bottle at GBF 2012.
crosamich (474) - Twin Falls, Idaho, USA - SEP 8, 2012
Black with a porous light brown head.
Aroma: chocolate liqueur, cognac.
Taste: heavy roast, coffee, creamy chocolate, coffee bitterness, dark berries.
Full-bodied and smooth.
Aroma: roasted and creamy, cognac, licorice.
Taste: soft roast, licorice, cognac, dark and milk chocolate, toffee.
12 oz bottle, 2011. low carbonation. A nice treatment for a quality base beer. ashy, dry, burnt & roasted, sweet/nutty, very smooth. callmemickey (4561) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 1, 2012
UPDATED: SEP 2, 2012 Black body. Thin khaki head. Nose is coffee, roasted malts, cognac and chocolate. Flavor leans toward the cognac and roast, but dark chocolate, caramel and a little brown sugar contribute. Deeply layered and challenging to work through (in a good way). Medium to full bodied. Soft carbonation. A light acidity adds a touch of something extra. ep2021 (38) - SWEDEN - AUG 25, 2012
hel & verdoemenis is a all time fav so this is a real treat. pitch black oily texture lovely aroma top marks all around. dont miss this one! kraddel (9139) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - AUG 8, 2012
UPDATED: JAN 1, 2013 how can i say what i wanna make clear by this... JaBier (8307) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - JUL 29, 2012
let me put it this way, if you wanna know perfection, stop searching and drink this !
i was so impatient to drink this ( it had been a rosethorn in the eye for months) so i finaly decided to open it with my dad. first time ever i got speachless. waw. lets not hide it, im a fan of the normal hal en verdoemenis as well, so my expectations where far to high to be healty. and this beer, well, it just CRUSHED my expectations, becouse it was even so much better !
now, how does it taste?
to begin , its black. pure black, pure awsomeness. it has a little foam, not to much though.
the scent is just waaw already.
the taste.. wel, take a hel en verdoemenis, and isolate all the perfect elements , you’ll get this beer !
above is the 2011 version, drank midway 2012.
the new batch ( bottles 5th of december 2012) drank 31-12-12 / 01-01-13 .
less carbonation ( too little even) maybe the biottle? roasted malts, coffee, bitter, ,cognac, chocolat, heavy mouthfeel, thick, high alcohol , yet realy drinkable. still, again, this is perfection !
Bottle shared by a friend. Pours darkest brown to black with a thin tan head. Aroma of cognac, dark chocolate and bitter roast. Milk chocolate and cognac flavor with some roast before a bitter dark chocolate finish.